Minnesota to Begin Administering Pfizer COVID-19 Booster Shots
ST. PAUL, Minn.-Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz has announced that Minnesota will begin administering Pfizer COVID-19 booster shots to residents who are eligible to receive one.
Minnesotans who got the Pfizer vaccine can receive a booster shot at least six months after their initial series based on CDC guidance:
- people 65 years and older and residents in long-term care settings should receive a booster;
- people aged 50–64 years with underlying medical conditions should receive a booster;
- people aged 18–49 years with underlying medical conditions may receive a booster; and
- people aged 18-64 years who are at increased risk for COVID-19 exposure and transmission because of occupational or institutional setting (e.g. frontline medical workers, teachers, and first responders) may receive a booster.
The list of medical conditions categorized as high-risk by the CDC is available here.
According to the governor, “federal health experts are still reviewing data from Moderna and Johnson & Johnson and will decide when recipients may be eligible for a booster shot.”
According to representative from Essentia: “By Wednesday, Sept. 29, Essentia patients and non-patients alike in these additional groups can schedule a vaccine appointment via our MyChart patient portal. You also can call (833) 494-0836 to schedule a vaccine appointment. Additionally, Essentia Health pharmacies will offer vaccination opportunities.”
According to a representative from St. Luke’s: “St. Luke’s will be giving COVID-19 booster doses to those who are eligible starting next week. Vaccines will be given at St. Luke’s COVID-19 Clinic and an appointment will be required. Appointments are now available to schedule. The best way to schedule is via the St. Luke’s myCare patient portal, but people can also call the vaccine clinic at 218-249-4200.”